Weekly showcasing pupil's best work - History

Friday 20 January 2023

History summary – Y10

Year 10 Historians have been building on their workshop with Warwick University’s History department at the end of Autumn Term by learning how to assess a source’s utility for an enquiry. As part of their Whitechapel case study on the Crime and Punishment paper, students have been analysing sources about policing and the social context of Whitechapel in the late 19th century.

Year 10 are becoming experts at annotating sources to help evaluate their content and provenance and presenting their arguments through extended writing.

History summary – Y9

Following their study of the causes of the First World War and Elvin’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony, Year 9 Historians have been studying how different people experienced World War One.

To present their knowledge of what life was like for soldiers in the trenches on the Western Front, pupils chose between writing a newspaper report informing the public of conditions in the trenches or a more personal letter home from a soldier.

Pupils combined their creative writing and artistic skills with their detailed historical knowledge to create some thoughtful and moving pieces of work.